Biographies in the History of Physics: Actors, Objects, Institutions – eBook


eBook details

  • Authors: Christian Forstner, Mark Walker
  • File Size: 6 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 330 Pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st  edition
  • Publication Date: July 22, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B08DHN6JJ8
  • ISBN-10: 3030485080, 3030485099
  • ISBN-13: 9783030485085, 9783030485092


Biographies in the History of Physics(PDF) sheds new light on the biographical method in the history of physics by including the biographies of scientific objects, concepts, and institutions. What is a biography? Can biographies also be written for non-human subjects like scientific instruments, concepts, or institutions? The respective chapters of this ebook discuss these controversial questions using examples from the history of physics. By approaching biography as a metaphor, it surpasses the boundaries between various perspectives on the history of physics and enriches our understanding of the past.

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